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Turning inspiration into a tangible product takes time and discipline. Thinking about manufacturing at this stage will help save time later when you’re ready to work with us.

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Initial Concept to Design for Manufacturing: Prototype Properly in 6 Easy Steps

To prototype properly you'll need focus, help from friends and definitely creativity. Every product innovator has their own process but we here at Dra...

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Understand Your Cash Flow in Manufacturing: The Cash Flow Report in Product Planner

 

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New In Product Planner: The Issues Report

Introduction and Background Every team starts off with a Bill Of Materials (BOM) in a spreadsheet.  Whenever there's a heavy reliance on custom spread...

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Prototyping On A Budget

Building a prototype is an essential part of any product development cycle and as an early stage start-up, getting the most out of your prototype is c...

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Chinese New Year 2018

Happy Chinese New Year 2018!

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Hardware Startup Realities: The good, the bad, and the legal

Entrepreneurship can be a wild ride. People start companies because they have passion and a big idea—but they may lack knowledge about the legal proce...

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Recalls, Returns and Failures: Let History Be Your Manufacturing Guide

When it comes to quality planning, hardware startups tend to spend most of their time working on ensuring that a product will work as promised however...

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Product Planner: Empowering Hardware Companies with Hardware Insights

Less than a year ago, we introduced the Dragon Standard BOM to give the hardware community a professional grade BOM template that helps them get start...

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Understanding Gross Margin in Hardware

Recently, Brad Feld published an insightful post on hardware gross margin. As a follow-up, I thought it would be useful to take a deeper dive into thi...

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